Nico Mirallegro stars as young Tim Burgess in The Charlatans’ ‘Talking In Tones’ video – watch

Star of 'The Village' and 'My Mad Fat Diary' takes on the role of frontman for new video

The Charlatans have released the video for ‘Talking In Tones’, the lead single from their as-yet-untitled 12th album.

The video was directed by Nik Colk Void of Factory Floor and stars actor Nico Mirallegro as a young version of frontman Tim Burgess. ‘Talking In Tones’ will be released on September 29 while the band will play a one-off gig at The Garage in London, on October 20.

‘Talking In Tones’ is the Charlatan’s first new release since the death from brain cancer of drummer Jon Brookes last year. Tony Rogers, the band’s keyboardist, stated that “Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record, and you have to put that into your own thoughts.”

Brookes died in August 2013 aged 44 after suffering from a brain tumour. He had battled with cancer after having a seizure on tour in 2010.

Later that year the band played tribute to Brookes with a huge fundraising concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A host of artists including Beady Eye, The Vaccines and members of Mumford & Sons, New Order and Manic Street Preachers all played the gig, which was raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity, of which The Charlatans are now patrons.